Hi all currently I'm running a full celestial scourge in wvw using axe torch and scepter dagger. This build is on meta battle. It's quite fun.
However I find that axe torch is very solid for life force generation with axe 2 and torch 4. The knockdown on torch 5 is nice too.
Scepter dagger to me feels less effective. I know that devouring darkness is super good, but it seems scepter 2 and dagger 4/5 have become fairly useless with all the power creep. The abilities just dont seem strong. 3 bleeding and weakness or slow or whatever.... whoopdie do, my f1 and f2-5 combos applies just about every condition in the game instantly XD. I also dont like not getting life force from any of the abilities
So my question is is staff a good swap for the scepter dagger set? I rarely find that the auto attack from scepter being effective. Maybe in the old days where condi bomb didnt mean 25 stack of multiple conditions, but a well timed pull crowbar on engi for 6 confusion followed by swapping to pistol 2 and 4...
What are the pros and cons? Is devouring darkness too strong to give up? Sometimes in scepter dagger set I find myself wishing for a bit of ranged... if only staff was... good. It also seems clunky and weirdly designed in its role.